By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The United States (US) goes around the world poking her nose in the sovereign affairs of other nations claiming that her national security is being adversely affected. Isn’t a democracy’s primary purpose to protect her citizens?
While the US government criticizes the People’s Republic of China of not being a democracy, she has already eradicated poverty, despite having 4 times the US’ population. Moreover, over 90% of Chinese are satisfied with their government. Is that irrefutable evidence of democracy?
The US, on the other hand, has 38 million Americans living in poverty, while at the same time, 8 of the 10 richest men in the world are US citizens! Therefore, only 1% of US citizens fall within the US’ national security sphere, while the rest of us, do not. And that’s why only 40% of Americans, a failed democracy, are satisfied with our government!
If you substitute “US oligarchs” for the word “country” in President John F. Kennedy’s “…Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”, you get, ask not what US oligarchs can do for you, ask what you can do for US oligarchs. Shamefully, that is exactly what the US government is today!
More evidence of that is seen in the US’ continual refusal to comply with 42 United Nations resolutions asking her to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzBslJLbI0
US democracy has been hijacked!